apricot jam

Piskótatekercs – Jelly roll cake

Piskótatekercs – Jelly roll cake

Jelly roll cake, also known as Swiss roll or piskótatekercs in Hungarian, is a delightful and versatile dessert that has captured the hearts of many...

Libaláb

Libaláb

Libaláb (do not confuse it with lúdláb) implies jam filled, folded cookies, which are rolled in granulated sugar before baking. The cookies are...

Csacsifül

Csacsifül

Csacsifül, which tranlates as donkey's ears, is apricot jam filled cookies similar to snow crescents. The dough contains considerable amounts of...

Lemon bars

Lemon bars

The recipe of these delicious lemon bars is from my grandmother's cookbook and it's more than 60 years old. Lemon bars are one of the best desserts...

Apricot jam filled buns

Apricot jam filled buns

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you may know that I have already shared the recipe of lekváros bukta (a special one with plum butter and...

Old school cocoa stir cake

Old school cocoa stir cake

Sometimes simple is best, like this easy to make cocoa cake. The simplicity of it is also the beauty of it. Trends may come and go but a cocoa cake...

Bonfire stack – Máglyarakás

Bonfire stack – Máglyarakás

Bonfire stack or máglyarakás is a good example for food recycling: stale bread, crescents or sweet bread (kalács) take on a new meaning in this very...

Cat’s eye – Macskaszem

Cat’s eye – Macskaszem

The origin of cat's eye or macskaszem is lost in the mists of time, but it's sure that it belongs to the old fashioned Hungarian granny desserts....

Nero tea biscuits

Nero tea biscuits

Don't let yourself be deceived by the name of the biscuits, it has concern neither with the Roman Emperor nor with the CD burning software. In...

Rigó Jancsi

Rigó Jancsi

This old fashioned cake keeps the memory of a Hungarian-Belgian romantic story. It was named after Rigó Jancsi (1858-1927), who was a famous...

Mézes krémes

Mézes krémes

Mézes krémes is a delectable dessert, which is an excellent representative of those typical Hungarian cakes that are made from kneaded dough and...

Non plus ultra

Non plus ultra

The Latin phrase in the title that first appeared in the Book of Job and everyday language took over it from the Bible is the attributive and also...

Somló Trifle – Somlói galuska

Somló Trifle – Somlói galuska

Somló trifle or somlói galuska is one of the most famous desserts of the Hungarian confectionery. Two legends are linked with its name; according to...

Zserbó / Gerbeaud Slices

Zserbó / Gerbeaud Slices

Gerbeaud slice or zserbó is named after the world-famous confectionery, Café Gerbeaud, which is situated at Vörösmarty square 7 in Budapest. It's...

Hungarian cottage cheese

This is what Hungarian túró looks like

You often ask me what kind of cottage cheese (or curd cheese or farmer's cheese - call it what you want) I use in the recipes. In Hungary the store-bought cottage cheese is dry and crumbly as you can see in the picture. So if a recipe calls for túró, I mean this type. If you can't obtain túró, you can try to make your own from whole milk. Click on the link below.

Metric system vs cup

In Hungary metric units are in use, all the recipes on this website are based on this system, so a kitchen scale is necessary. Since I’m not familiar with cup as a measurement unit, I convert grams to cups by using an online converter. The values in brackets, therefore, are only approximate volumes, so, please, double-check them before you start cooking.

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